2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.0

Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K44.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K44.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K44.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 K44.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Diaphragmatic hernia causing obstruction
  • Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia
  • Irreducible diaphragmatic hernia
  • Strangulated diaphragmatic hernia
The following code(s) above K44.0 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K44.0:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K40-K46
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K40-K46

    Hernia

    Includes
    • acquired hernia
    • congenital [except diaphragmatic or hiatus] hernia
    • recurrent hernia
    Note
    • Hernia with both gangrene and obstruction is classified to hernia with gangrene.
    Hernia
  • K44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44

    Diaphragmatic hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • hiatus hernia (esophageal) (sliding)
    • paraesophageal hernia
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Q79.0)
    • congenital hiatus hernia (Q40.1)
    Diaphragmatic hernia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction
  • Hiatal hernia with obstruction
  • Hiatus hernia - irreducible
  • Hiatus hernia with obstruction
  • Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia
  • Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction
  • Incarcerated hiatal hernia
  • Incarcerated hiatal hernia with obstruction
  • Incarcerated obstructed paraesophageal hernia
  • Incarcerated paraesophageal hernia
  • Incarcerated paraesophageal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible abdominal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible diaphragmatic hernia
  • Irreducible hiatal hernia
  • Irreducible hiatal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible obstructed diaphragmatic hernia
  • Irreducible obstructed hiatal hernia
  • Irreducible paraesophageal hernia
  • Irreducible paraesophageal hernia with obstruction
  • Obstructed diaphragmatic hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia with obstruction
  • Paraesophageal obstructed hernia
ICD-10-CM K44.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 391 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders with mcc
  • 392 Esophagitis, gastroenteritis and miscellaneous digestive disorders without mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K44.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K44.0:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) K46.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K46.9

    Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abdominal hernia NOS
    • diaphragm, diaphragmatic K44.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.9

      Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Diaphragmatic hernia NOS
      • with
        • obstruction K44.0
    • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding) K44.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K44.9

      Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Diaphragmatic hernia NOS
      • with
        • obstruction K44.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K44.0
K43.0 Incisional hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K43.1 Incisional hernia with gangrene
K43.2 Incisional hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K43.3 Parastomal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K43.4 Parastomal hernia with gangrene
K43.5 Parastomal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K43.6 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K43.7 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with gangrene
K43.9 Ventral hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K44 Diaphragmatic hernia
K44.0 Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K44.1 Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
K44.9 Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K45 Other abdominal hernia
K45.0 Other specified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K45.1 Other specified abdominal hernia with gangrene
K45.8 Other specified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
K46 Unspecified abdominal hernia
K46.0 Unspecified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
K46.1 Unspecified abdominal hernia with gangrene
K46.9 Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.